A 41-year-old Des Moines man who was photographed and captured on video participating in the mob violence inside the U.S. Capitol this Jan. 6 has been arrested by the FBI and is now facing five federal charges, the Des Moines Register reports.
Doug Jensen was arrested and placed in custody at the Polk County Jail, according to Sgt. Ryan Evans of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Jensen was identified in multiple videos and photographs taking part in the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. He can be seen wearing a knit cap and a “QAnon” T-shirt over a sweatshirt. In one video, Jensen can be seen leading a mob of Trump supporters who have already breached the building. At one point, a police officer, later identified as Eugene Goodman, confronts the group, repeatedly telling them to get back. As Goodman tells them to “back up,” Jensen shakes his head no and continues to push forward with the mob following his lead. Goodman, clearly overwhelmed and outnumbered, retreats up a flight of stairs with Jensen and the mob running after him. He then led the mob into a room where he met with other officers who arrived to back him up.
The five federal charges he faces are as follows:
- Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority.
- Disrupting the orderly conduct of government business.
- Violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building.
- Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.
- Obstructing a law enforcement officer during a civil disorder.
Watch the video below:
Here’s the scary moment when protesters initially got into the building from the first floor and made their way outside Senate chamber. pic.twitter.com/CfVIBsgywK
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 6, 2021
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